Robotics Camp
with LEGO® EV3®

2017 Robotics Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Lower Gwynedd PA, Bucks County PA, Cherry Hill NJ, Princeton NJ, Montclair NJ, NYC Manhattan, Long Island NY, Washington DC, Towson MD & St. Louis MO!

 

ROBOTICS CAMP DESCRIPTION:

(Ages 6 to 12)

Lots of NEW Robots & Challenges for at our 2017 Robotics Camps!

At Robotics Camp, campers use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and/or NXT 2.0 to learn the fundamentals of building and programming a wide variety of robots.  By learning important principles, campers acquire the ability to create robots from their imagination, in addition to following instructions for specific robots provided by LEGO® and independent websites.  The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and NXT 2.0 product lines allow for hundreds of possibilities of robots, and each week at camp new ideas and projects are presented.  In addition to building, campers learn how to program robots using a computer, how to control their robot using remote control capabilities, explore wireless control, and work in teams!

In addition to building and programming, campers learn about the history of robotics, its current importance, and how it can change the future of lives for generations to come. Campers also utilize math skills through building, programming, and the use of trial and error where measuring time, speed, and distance during challenges is paramount.

This camp is great for one or multiple weeks.  If attending multiple weeks of Robotics Camp, you will move up in curriculum and work with new robots.

Campers who attended Robotics Camp in previous summers will work on all new robots this year and move up in curriculum!

Campers are divided into three levels at Robotics Camp:

Level 1 is for campers who are beginners, either trying robotics for the first time or entering with minimal experience (Appx. 1-2 camp weeks):  Campers in this level use Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 and/or NXT 2.0 to learn the basics of robotics, build and program at least two robots during the week, and use them to complete tasks that are competitive and noncompetitive.  Campers can work with a selection of robots like the Shooterbot, Robogator, Humanoid, TRACK3R, R3PTER and a free build robot (build creatively without instructions) for Robowars. Level I campers also learn about organizing pieces, the functionality of the brick, motors, wires, wheels and axles, and the engineering and physics behind “how things work.”  Campers also learn how to use trial and error to achieve desired results, the sustainability of energy by caring properly for pieces and using rechargeable battery packs, and how to control robots for the successful completion of challenges!

Level 2 is for campers who are at the intermediate level (Appx. 3-6 previous camp weeks):  These campers use Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 to build, program, and control robots like the, SPIK3R, EV3RSTORM, and GRIPP3R.  A selection of “bonus robots” include the BANNER PRINT3R, BOBB3E, DINOR3X, ELECTRIC GUITAR, EV3D4, EV3GAME, EV3MEG, KRAZ3, Mr. B3AM, RAC3TRUCK, ROBODOZ3R, WACK3M, and more!

Campers can also partially or fully “invent” their own design and implement the building and programming of a robot without instructions to complete certain tasks.  These robots may include using multiple bricks, additional pieces, and even wireless remote control from the computer.  These campers learn trial and error, the importance of using their own imagination, and the rewarding feeling of creating something that is totally “their own.” Level 2 campers explore concepts in sustainability and efficiency regarding the functionality of their robots, and also how robots can essentially change the world by making daily tasks easier, or making large, global contributions in a variety of industries worldwide.

Level 3 is for campers who have at least six weeks of Robotics Camp experience, or at least 150 hours (appx. 6 weeks) of experience in robotics (Appx. 6 + camp weeks).  These campers use Lego® Mindstorms® EV3 to build, program, and control robots of their own creation.  These robots must perform tasks that are for practical use in real life, either effective “as is” or a representative scaled down model for a robot that would be much larger in real life.  Campers are asked to identify societies’ “needs,” what type of robots can fulfill these needs, and implement their own designs and concepts. Some examples may include:  a Recycling Robot, a fire alarm with heat sensor, a paper shredder, a Robot using wind energy, a Parallel Parking Robot using the Gyro sensor, and of course the super cool Candy Machine (taking real coins and dispensing candy!)  Level 3 campers may also explore the financial undertaking of building these types of Robots in “life size” and determine the cost benefit analysis of bringing their creation into “real life.”

Campers at all levels participate in a camp tournament called ROBOWARS.  This “all camp” tournament takes place on the Friday of each week.  All groups “free build” a robot that battles head to head in a tournament setting.  For many campers, ROBOWARS is the highlight of their entire summer!

In Robowars, robots are either pre-programmed, controlled by computer via USB, or controlled by computer via Bluetooth® wireless connection or by phone.

Please Note:  AM only and PM only campers may only build/program 1-2 robots per week due to the time constraints of only attending a half day session.  AM only campers may not participate in Robowars which is scheduled for the PM session on Friday (however, our staff may be able to schedule an AM Robowars event as well if time allows and campers are ready).

Please provide your child’s experience level on your registration form in the “additional comments section” if your child attended Robotics Camp with us in previous summers.  If you have any questions about the level of your child, please email us at [email protected] and we will gladly assist you.

All Campers Receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt!

*For campers interested in Robotics Camp, we also recommend our 3D Minecraft™ Camp – Innovation & Design, 3D Printing Camp, Spy Tech CampVideo Game Design Camp, Introduction to Programming with Scratch, Introduction to Programming with Java™, Science Discoveries Camp, and TECH R3VOLUTION™

 

Our 2017 Robotics Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Malvern Preparatory School ~ 418 South Warren Avenue, Malvern PA 19355, Newtown Friends School ~ 1450 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, Plymouth Meeting Friends School ~ 2150 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting PA 19462, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Valley Forge Educational Services ~ 1777 N. Valley Road, Malvern PA 19355, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, Katz JCC ~ 1301 Springdale Rd, Cherry Hill NJ 08003, Stuart Country Day School ~ 1200 Stuart Road, Princeton NJ 08540, Montclair State University ~ 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, NYIT ~ Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury NY 11568, Towson University ~ 8000 York Road, Towson MD, 21252, George Washington University ~ 2100 Foxhall Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, Washington University in St. Louis ~ 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130.

 

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